SOUTHCOM 'went live' with disaster drill for Haiti when earthquake hit 15 Jan 2010 On Monday, Jean Demay, DISA's [Defense Information Systems Agency] technical manager for the agency's Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation project, happened to be at the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in Miami preparing for a test of the system in a scenario that involved providing relief to Haiti in the wake of a hurricane. After the earthquake hit on Tuesday, Demay said SOUTHCOM decided to go live with the system. On Wednesday, DISA opened up its All Partners Access Network, supported by the Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation project, to any organization supporting Haiti relief efforts. The information sharing project, developed with backing from both SOUTHCOM and the Defense Department's European Command, has been in development for three years.
US to send 4,000 extra troops to Haiti 20 Jan 2010 The US is sending another 4,000 sailors and marines to Haiti for the earthquake relief effort, diverting them from deployments in the Gulf and Africa. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group would "significantly" increase the ability to quickly provide aid, the navy said. The move will increase the number of US troops involved to about 16,000.
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Video taken by a group of missionaries on Haiti the night before the earthquake hit. An orange orb (tracking target)
1997, Former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, "Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes ...(.)"
Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen